• Elderly Palestinian Woman Killed After Being Rammed By An Israeli Colonist’s Car
    Apr 7, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    An elderly Palestinian woman was killed, on Wednesday morning, after being rammed by the speeding vehicle of an illegal Israeli colonialist settler at the western entrance of the Sammoa’ town, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

    Medical sources said the woman, identified as Shafiqa Mohammad Suleiman Aqel, 73, suffered very serious wounds when the colonist’s car rammed her in the Mothallath as-Simia area, near as-Sammoa’.

    They added that an Israeli ambulance was called to the scene before the medics rushed her to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’), where she succumbed to her serious wounds.

    Such incidents are frequent and have led to many Palestinian casualties, in various parts of the West Bank.

    It is worth mentioning that Shafiqa is the sixth Palestinian to be killed by Israelis this year. (...)


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man, Injure His Wife, Near Jerusalem
    Apr 6, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian man, and injured his wife, after opening fire at their car near the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers shot Osama Sidqi Mansour, 42, with a live round in the head while was driving his car on the road between Biddu village to al-Jeeb town, northwest of Jerusalem. Mansour is from Biddu village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem.

    It added that the man’s wife was also injured in the same incident, after the soldiers shot her in the back, and was rushed to a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah. Her condition was described as stable.

    The army claimed that its soldiers were “operating” in Bir Nibala nearby village before the driver “attempted to ram them with his car.”

    The Israeli military spokesperson alleged that the soldiers set up a roadblock and were standing there in order to close the area while the army operated nearby before the Palestinian driver “approached them with his car and started talking to the soldiers before he suddenly sped towards them before they opened fire.

    The allegations were strongly refuted by the family and were described as another Israeli attempt to justify a cold-blooded murder.

    Talking to reporters from his hospital bed, the wounded wife said, “we were heading back home, and on the road, we saw two Israeli military vehicles, and many soldiers on the road; they stopped our car, along with many cars, but one soldier told us we could go.”

    “But that is when the soldiers started shooting at our car, my husband was hit while driving and slumped over my chest,” she added, “I first realized I was shot, and tried to tell him, but this is when he was hit with their bullets….”

    Eyewitnesses, including Fateh movement secretary in Jerusalem, Adel Abu Zneid, told the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) the incident took place approximately at 3:30 at dawn, and added that a soldier hurled a concussion grenade at the man’s car before he tried to drive away from it, and the soldiers then opened fire at his car.


    • Israeli Soldiers Attack Funeral Procession Of Slain Palestinian Man
      Apr 7, 2021

      Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the funeral procession of a Palestinian man, who was killed by army fire earlier in the day, near Ramallah, in central West Bank.

      Local sources said dozens of Palestinians marched in the funeral procession of Osama Sidqi Mansour , 42, in Biddu village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, while carrying Palestinian flags and chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and its constant crimes.

      They added that the soldiers fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, in addition to cuts and bruises.

      It is worth mentioning that Mansour was shot in the head by the soldiers who opened fire at his car while he was heading back home with his wife who suffered moderate wounds.

    • Northwestern Occupied East Jerusalem: IOF Target Palestinian Vehicle at Military Checkpoint, Kill Civilian and Wound his Wife
      Date: 06 April 2021

      On Tuesday, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded his wife when they stopped their car at a military checkpoint and opened fire at it. IOF claimed that they opened fire at the car under after the driver attempted to run over Israeli soldiers stationed at the checkpoint. According to the wife’s testimony and investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), the Israeli soldiers opened fire at the car without any justification as they checked the passengers’ IDs and allowed them to pass.

      According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 01:00 on Tuesday, 06 April 2021, IOF moved into Bir Nabala village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, and raided residential houses and an auto repair shop. They then headed to nearby al-Jib village, where they raided a car showroom at the village entrance to confiscate the surveillance camera recorders. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinian young men gathered and threw stones and empty bottles at IOF and their vehicles. IOF immediately suppressed the protestors, fired live and rubber bullets at them and established a military checkpoint near a tunnel between Biddu and al-Jib villages, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem. IOF also stationed at the military checkpoint, searched Palestinian vehicles and checked the passengers’ IDs. At approximately 02:45, IOF stopped a vehicle belonging to Osama Mohammed Sandouqa Mansour (42) and his wife Somaia ‘Izzat ‘Abed al-Nabi al-Kaswani (36), from Biddu village, checked their IDs and allowed them to pass. When Osama drove 50 meters away from the checkpoint, IOF opened fire at his car, wounding him with several bullets; one of them penetrated his head. Moreover, his wife sustained shrapnel wounds in her back. Both of them were taken to Ramallah Governmental Hospital, where Osama was pronounced dead at 03:10 while his wife’s injuries were classified minor.

    • Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian father. His crime? Driving his wife to a clinic
      Gideon Levy, Alex Levac | Apr. 15, 2021 | 11:49 PM

      A Palestinian couple driving home at night are stopped by soldiers, questioned and sent on their way – but then one soldier fires a bullet at the vehicle, and his comrades begin to shoot as well. The husband is killed. The army claims he tried to run the troops over, but they didn’t even try to pursue the car

      The main street of the West Bank village of Al-Jib, on the way to the adjacent village of Bir Naballah, north of Jerusalem. Monday, April 5, 2:45 A.M., the early morning watch. The Israel Defense Forces raided Al-Jib three times that night. The soldiers parked their heavy, armored vehicles on the narrow traffic island separating the two sides of the road.

      Three weeks earlier, on March 13, they had wrested a young Palestinian named Ahmed Ghanayem from his bed at night and detained him. Now they were back again to search his house and his family’s store, which is around the corner from Ahmed’s house. Two soldiers stood next to some cars parked on the median strip across from the store. Suddenly an old Toyota approached from the east. A soldier signaled the driver with a flashlight to pull over. The driver at first didn’t notice the flashlight, but his wife quickly shouted at him to brake. The car came to a stop about four meters from the troops. A short conversation and the car was sent on its way. But then a moment later, the soldiers began spraying it with dozens of rounds of bullets.

      “If a person falls from a plane in the middle of the night, / only God alone can lift him up,” the poet Dahlia Ravikovitch wrote. If a person is traveling in a car in the middle of the night in the West Bank, only God can apparently save him. Osama Mansour was killed; his wife, Somaya, survived.

      The attractive Al Badawi World Liquidation Sale store, across the street, sells clothing, footwear, perfume and kitchen utensils at bargain prices. A sign in the store says, in Hebrew: “Up to 50 percent off on the whole collection for club members.”

      The soldiers came here for the first time that evening around 9:30 P.M. A sizable force in vans, Hummers and other armored vehicles. They searched Ghanayem’s home. Children and teens pelted them with stones, the soldiers hurled back tear gas and left the village – only to return at midnight. Again stone throwing, again tear gas, soldiers conducted searches in a few homes. Eyewitnesses had the feeling that the troops were planning something.

      The soldiers left at 1 A.M. and were back at 2:30. Two vehicles, a van and a jeep, stopped on the traffic island across from the store. Two more armored vehicles were parked a few dozen meters away. There may have been more. The street was quiet now, so late at night. Two soldiers stood on the same median strip that we stood on this week when we tried to reconstruct the events of that night, step by step, with the aid of the Ramallah-area field researcher of the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, Iyad Hadad. Two eyewitnesses, Azam Malkiya and Bassam Iskar, had observed what happened from their apartments, on either sides of the street, with the soldiers in the middle.

      The Mansours’ 2010 Toyota approached, a soldier signaled the driver to stop with his flashlight, the car came to a complete halt. According to the witnesses, the driver also turned off the engine. Somaya and Osama Mansour come from the nearby village of Biddu, once a hub for Israeli shoppers on Saturdays but not since the separation barrier went up there about two decades ago.

      Somaya and Osama told the soldiers that they were on the way home from a clinic in Bir Naballah, as Somaya hadn’t felt well. The family had been stricken by the coronavirus: Osama got over it easily; his mother, Jamila, was confined for 25 days in the Hugo Chavez Ophthalmic Hospital in the town of Turmus Ayya, which had been converted into a hospital for COVID-19 patients; and Somaya suffered from various symptoms and rested at home. The worst was over, but that night Somaya felt unwell again. The Mansours’ son Mohammed also fell ill, but the other children weren’t infected.

      Osama was a vegetable merchant who made the rounds of nearby villages in his car. The day we visited their home, Monday, would have been his 36th birthday. Two months ago he was released from prison after serving an 18-month sentence: He had been caught in Jerusalem without an entry permit and was already serving a suspended sentence. Somaya, 35, works as a seamstress in Givat Ze’ev, a settlement just north of Jerusalem. The couple have five children and live in a small house with an asbestos roof in the yard of Osama’s parents’ house.

      When we arrived, Bisan and Nisan, 10-year-old twins in school uniforms, had just returned home from school. They are now fatherless.

      A photograph of Osama is propped up on the television screen. On the last evening of his life he asked his mother what he could buy for Ramadan, which began this week. There’s still time, she replied. One of the last photos of him was taken next to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem; he had snuck in to pray; later on he was caught and arrested.

      Somaya, the widow, enters the room, dressed in black, accompanied by the twins. She is tall and impressive, soft-spoken and tear-less, though her face is pained and pale. Osama returned from work at 11:30 P.M. on April 4, and hurried to take Somaya to the clinic in Bir Naballah. Somaya relates that he always looked after her like that, taking her to a doctor for every ailment. The doctor, she says, told her she had to rest at home. Osama then suggested that they should drive around a little, as she’d been cooped up in the house all day. She recalls that he bought her a sandwich at a grocery store that was open in the middle of the night. They didn’t notice anything unusual going on until they saw the soldier with the flashlight signaling them to pull over. The soldier aimed his rifle at them and shouted, “Why didn’t you stop?” “Why are you shouting at me?” Osama, who knew Hebrew, asked in reply. The soldier asked where they lived and where they were coming from, but didn’t ask to see ID cards or vehicle registration documents.

      The soldier told them to be on their way, and Osama drove off. A moment later, however, Somaya says that she heard the sound of a single shot from behind; immediately afterward a few soldiers darted out in front of the car and riddled it with gunfire. Somaya describes “a rain of bullets” that landed on them. Terrified, she bent forward to protect herself. She felt shrapnel striking her back. “Are you all right?” Osama called to her, and she said, “I’ve been shot.”

      The car veered from side to side; Somaya realized that Osama had lost control of the steering wheel. “Why are you driving like that?” she asked him – but there was no longer an answer. Osama fell over onto his wife’s lap, his head oozing blood. Somaya started shouting, but kept her wits about her. From the passenger seat, she grabbed hold of the steering wheel and also stepped on the gas pedal, in an attempt to escape the nightmare. A few hundred meters later she stopped the car with the handbrake and even shifted into park mode. The soldiers did not follow them. Four young men driving from the opposite direction stopped and quickly transferred Somaya and Osama to their car. He was still breathing, but had lost consciousness.

      They took Osama to the Al-Carmel Clinic in Biddu, where staff summoned an ambulance that rushed the dying man to the Government Hospital in Ramallah. Somaya was treated for light wounds and the physicians told her Osama was being operated on. At 4 A.M. he was pronounced dead, but Somaya wasn’t told until two hours later.

      The soldiers got to the car they had peppered with bullets 15 minutes after the incident, and took it away. They then proceeded to the stores and apartment buildings in the immediate area and dismantled the security cameras, including the one in the Ghanayem family’s store – it is not clear for what purpose. They also took the trouble to collect their shell casings from the street – the witnesses reported that about 50 rounds had been fired at the Mansours’ car. Hadad, from B’Tselem, found seven casings the soldiers had missed.

      Osama’s body was transferred to the forensic medicine institute in Abu Dis, outside Jerusalem, where a postmortem was performed. Its findings haven’t yet been published, but as far as is known, only one bullet hit him, in the head.

      The IDF lost no time in issuing an announcement stating that there had been a car-ramming attempt and that the vehicle had driven fast toward the soldiers and had endangered their lives.

      This week we asked the army’s spokesperson’s office a number of questions: Does the IDF still maintain that there was a car-ramming attack? Have the soldiers involved been interrogated yet by the Military Police? And if they thought it was a car-ramming, why didn’t the troops rush after the vehicle in order to arrest the perpetrators? To all these questions the answer was: “In the wake of the event, a Military Police investigation was launched, and at its conclusion the findings will be forwarded to the office of the military advocate general.”

      Salam Abu Eid, the head of the Biddu council, told Haaretz this week: “It was a crime not only against Osama but also against his wife and five children. The soldiers killed seven people, not only one person.”

      Daisies planted by Osama adorn the yard of the house. His daughter Baylasan, 13, is sitting, dresed in black, her gaze bleak, along with the older brother, 15-year-old Mohammed. Baylasan (“elderberry” in Arabic) is a plant with white flowers from which myrrh and incense are extracted. One family member relates that today the plant can be found only across the barrier, on lands seized by Israel.

      Ten-year-old Nisan rests her head on her mother’s lap, just as her father did in his last moments. Nisan covers her face with her cellphone, as though to distance herself from having to hear, over and over, what happened to her parents that night on which she lost her father – most likely for doing nothing wrong.

  • Mentally Disabled Palestinian Shot in the Back and Killed by Israeli Police
    Mar 31, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    33 year old Munir Anabtawi from Haifa was killed by Israeli police on Tuesday in Haifa, in the northern part of what is now Israel. Munir was mentally disabled and his mother had called for an ambulance when he left the house distressed, hoping that he could be taken to the hospital for treatment. Instead of an ambulance, Israeli police arrived and shot him 5 times in the back.

    The mother of Munir Anabtawi accused officers of killing her son “in cold blood”.

    She told the Arabs48 News Agency, “Police killed my son in cold blood instead of helping him. They interrogated me without informing me of the death of my son”.

    Itaf Anabtawi told reporters that her son “posed no threat, nor had he been violent before”. She said that she believed he was acting erratically because she had refused to give him money for cigarettes.

    Israeli police claimed that they were called to the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood in Haifa to respond to a complaint about a domestic disturbance.

    They claimed that Munir ran toward them with a knife, lightly wounding one officer.

    An officer then shot Anabtawi five times killing him.

    Munir’s aunt told Israel’s Channel 13 that the police were not his target, saying that he wanted “to kill himself with the knife, not the police”.

    “They have guns. (Why not) shoot him in the leg? Shoot him in the hand.”

    Israeli authorities say they are investigating the officer involved in the shooting.

    Palestinian-Israeli members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) have raised concerns over the Israeli police handling of the situation, saying that it is just the latest incident demonstrating their racism against the Palestinian citizens of Israel.


  • Palestinian Worker Dies While Being Chased by Police in Israel
    Mar 25, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    A Palestinian young man, on Wednesday, fell to his death while being chased by Israeli police in the coastal city of Jaffa, Tel Aviv in Israel, Quds News Network reported.

    As a result of the Israeli police pursuit, the construction worker, Mohammad Mousa Abu Dalal , 23, while attempting to evade the police, fell to his death down an elevator shaft.

    Abu Dalal, from Shabtin village, northwest of Ramallah, in the occupied central West Bank, was staying and working in Israel without an official permit, the Times of Israel reported.

    On March 15, Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian worker near the illegal annexation wall, near Qalqilia city in the northern occupied West Bank.

    The worker was among many Palestinians attempting to enter into Israel through a breach in the illegal Annexation Wall, on their way to their workplaces inside the 1948 occupied lands.


  • Israeli Army Shoots, Kills Palestinian at Protest near Nablus
    Mar 19, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    A Palestinian man was shot and killed, on Friday, when Israeli forces opened fire at non-violent protestors near Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank city.

    According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Israeli soldiers shot Atef Yousef Hanaysha, 45, the Imam of the local mosque, with a live round in the head while he was participating in a peaceful demonstration in defence of Palestinian-owned land which is under the threat of confiscation.

    The army opened fire toward Palestinian civilians exercising their right to protest with live rounds, rubber-coated steel rounds and teargas to suppress the march, which was organized to reject the Israeli occupation’s continued expropriation of Palestinian-owned land.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) stated that they rushed the severely injured man to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, where he was soon pronounced dead as a result of his wounds.


  • Updated: “Israeli Mines Responsible for Three Palestinian Fishermen Killed In Khan Younis”
    Mar 14, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Mohammad Hijazi Saleh Lahham, Zakariya Hijazi Saleh Lahham, and Yahia Mustafa Saleh Lahham

    Update: March 14th

    The Hamas-led Interior Ministry in Gaza released the results of its investigation into the deaths of the three fishermen off the coast of Gaza near Khan Younis. The Ministry collected evidence, and based their investigation on three possibilities:

    That the boat was hit by a misfire from resistance fighters in training
    That the Israeli navy targeted and fired at the boat
    That the boat struck an unexploded mine in the water

    The investigators went to the training site of the al-Qassam Brigades and checked the surveillance video and the distance range of each of the rockets there. Knowing the range of the rockets, and checking forensic and video evidence, the investigators ruled out this possibility.

    By collecting testimonies from the fishermen and the Palestinian naval police, and by collecting recordings from surveillance cameras, it became clear that the Israeli navy did not fire missiles at the boats.

    The investigation committee concluded that this explosion was tied to a previous incident, which took place on February 22nd in Khan Younis sea, near the location where the explosion took place in the boat.

    During this incident, the Israeli Navy used Quad Cpter drones to drop floating bombs in the sea. These bombs carry powerful explosives, and are like ‘landmines’ on the sea in that the impact is usually on innocents.

    After collecting all evidence from the explosion site in the sea, and after receiving into custody the destroyed boat and nets, the investigators concluded:

    Nearly 30 minutes before the explosion took place, two fishermen found an Israeli quad copter drone stuck in their nets near the location of the explosion. They managed to remove it and give it to the Palestinian naval police.
    The remains of another quad copter drone was found stuck in the nets of the three slain fishermen, after the divers collected the wreckage.
    The investigators found the backside of the boat and other parts of the boat, and concluded that the explosion took place under the right side of the boat.
    By comparing the quad copter that was found by the fishermen to the remains of the quad copter found in the wreckage of the exploded boat, the two were of similar make.
    Forensics experts found that the fishermen were killed by the explosive shock and shrapnel was not found in their bodies.
    Following all of the evidence, the investigators concluded that Israel is fully responsible for the deaths of the three fishermen on March 7th in Khan Younis Sea.

    The Ministry called on national, international, legal and human rights groups to take a stand and call for an end to Israel’s continued violations against the Palestinian people and their humanity. (...)


  • Palestinian Dies in Fire After Israeli Forces Detain Firetruck at Checkpoint
    Mar 11, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli forces detained a firetruck in East Jerusalem Monday, preventing it from reaching the burning home of 34-year old Ahmad Dola. As a result, Dola died in the blaze, and his two-month old infant and his wife suffered moderate-to-severe burns and other injuries.

    The fire apparently started from the electric cord of a heater in the Dola family home while the whole family was sleeping. Ahmad woke up, ran to the neighbors for help and as they called the fire department, Ahmad ran back inside to rescue his wife and baby.

    He succeeded in rescuing his family, but collapsed while trying to escape the home, and died of smoke inhalation. The firetruck, which deployed just moments after receiving the call, was stuck at an Israeli checkpoint despite clearly being in emergency mode with sirens and lights.

    The Israeli soldiers, stationed at Qalandia checkpoint in east Jerusalem, refused to allow the fire truck to pass to be able to extinguish the fire.

    The fire truck was detained for over 30 minutes waiting for a military escort. By the time they managed to arrive, Ahmad was dead.


  • Palestinian Woman Dies Of Heart Attack After Soldiers Stormed Her Home
    Feb 18, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    A Palestinian woman suffered a fatal heart attack, on Wednesday at dawn, when Israeli soldiers stormed into her home in Abu Njeim village, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank.

    Medical sources said the woman, identified as Rahma Khalil Abu ‘Ahour, 67, suffered a heart attack when the soldiers invaded her home.

    Her family said Rahma initially suffered what seemed to be a severe anxiety attack when the soldiers stormed her home and fainted before she dropped her onto the ground.

    When the medics were called to the scene, they realized she suffered a heart attack, and rushed her to the hospital where she was officially declared dead.

    The family said many soldiers stormed the home at dawn, and started very violent searches of the property, leading to excessive damage, and confiscated Palestinian flags in addition to pictures of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

    They added that the soldiers were very violent when they broke into the property, and the way they searched the home, terrorizing the entire family. (...)


    • It’s not the first time a Palestinian dies this way during a nighttime Israeli army raid
      A 69-year-old Palestinian woman suffered a fatal heart attack in her home when Israeli soldiers arrived in the middle of the night to arrest a relative – who wasn’t present. Last year IDF troops invaded some 2,500 homes in the West Bank
      Gideon Levy, Alex Levac | Mar. 11, 2021 | Haaretz.com

      It was a pleasant evening in the home of the Dalu family in the small village of Abu Nujaym, perched on the edge of the Judean Desert, adjacent to Bethlehem, in the West Bank. A grandmother, Rahma Dalu , was watching television with her son, her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren, along with a neighbor, before going to bed a little before midnight. At 1:15 A.M., the members of the household were jolted awake by noises. The children went on sleeping, but Ali Dalu, Rahma’s son, sat bolt upright in bed, gripped by fear. His mother, who was asleep in the next room, also woke up because of the goings-on outside her window. She too must have been very frightened.

      About 20 soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces were in the house’s yard, accompanied by a dog or two. The troops made their way up to the second story of the building’s four floors, in search of Ali’s cousin, Mohammed Abu Aahur, a divorced man of 30 who works at his father’s studio in Bethlehem.

      Ali, 45, still sitting up in bed, heard increasingly loud coughing from his mother’s bedroom, which faces the yard where the soldiers were milling about. He rushed into the room; it’s very colorful, with birdcages hanging on the walls and an iron bed covered with a purple blanket. Rahma was sitting up in her bed. She complained that she felt chest pains and was having a hard time breathing. Ali didn’t know that these would be among the last breaths his 69-year-old mother would take.

      Abu Nujaym, home to some 1,500 souls, is being increasingly suffocated on all sides by the huge burgeoning settlements of the Etzion Bloc surrounding it. The largest of these, Efrat – bolstered by various offshoots, satellites and outposts – is advancing eastward with giant steps toward the small village, boasting tall apartment buildings such as exist in few West Bank settlements. Only a few hundred meters now separate the sprawling settlement from Abu Nujaym. Soon Efrat will in effect be part of the Jerusalem metropolis, when it achieves territorial contiguity with the city’s Har Homa neighborhood. Thus, the Bethlehem District will become yet another Palestinian enclave, with no exit. For Israelis, Efrat, of course, is in the “settlement-lite” category: wholly “within the consensus,” with residents considered to be politically “moderate.”

      Ali Dalu is a gardener who works for the municipality of Beit Sahur, east of Bethlehem. He’s has four daughters and a son, and earns 2,400 shekels ($720) a month. He has never been to Tel Aviv, has never seen the sea. His extended family – his brother, three sisters and parents – lived in Jordan for years. Three years ago, his father, Ahmed, 68, took a second wife, after which Ali’s mother, Rahma, returned to the family home in Abu Nujaym. Since then she had lived with her son and his family in their apartment.

      Every few months, Rahma would travel to Jordan to visit her daughters and grandchildren there but since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic she hasn’t been able to visit Jordan. For his part, Ahmed has been unable to visit his family in the West Bank since submitting a request for family unification, in 1995, which Israel turned down. Indeed, Ali hasn’t seen his father since his last visit to Jordan, in 2015.

      On February 17, 2021, the IDF raided the Dalu house. Rahma had not complained about feeling unwell that evening, her son tells us now; she’d given herself her nightly insulin injection for her diabetes and gone to bed. She had suffered a minor stroke three months earlier – but was released from Al-Hussein Hospital in nearby Beit Jala without palpable damage and had felt well ever since.

      The cousin, Mohammed Abu Aahur, a wedding photographer, lives upstairs. Last year, soldiers arrested him: According to Ali, they treated the other members of the household respectfully. Abu Aahur was charged with being in possession of firecrackers and other fireworks, and also accused of shooting in the air at weddings. He was sentenced to four months in prison for being in possession of weapons and was slapped with a fine of 25,000 shekels ($7,775). He’d never been arrested before and, according to his family, is not active in any political organization.

      Then, on February 17, troops came to arrest him again. They woke up his father, Ibrahim Abu Aahur, who lives on the floor above him, and ordered him to open his son’s apartment. Mohammed wasn’t home – he was sleeping at a friend’s place. The soldiers carried out a thorough search, leaving mattresses and other items strewn all over the floor. Ali relates that Mohammed’s father told the soldiers he could call his son and ask him to come home, but the soldiers said there was no need. There were still posters on the walls congratulating Abu Aahur on his release from prison a few weeks earlier; the soldiers took them down and tore them up. While all this was going on, for about an hour, Ali recalls, he was afraid to leave his apartment, but his mother’s condition was deteriorating.

      Ali woke his wife, Rana, 32, who had slept through the ruckus, and told her that he had to take his mother to the hospital. Rahma tried to dress herself but was unable to stand up. Ali and Rana were afraid to ask other family members in the building for help, because the soldiers were still there, but somehow he managed to take Rahma to their car. The soldiers didn’t keep them from leaving the house or from driving off, nor did they offer to help. Rahma lay on the back seat, her head in Rana’s lap as Ali drove to Al-Hussein Hospital, about 10 kilometers away. But just before they arrived, when they were about 200 meters away, Rahma stopped breathing. Efforts to resuscitate her failed. The physicians pronounced her dead. Cause of death: myocardial infarction. Rahma was laid to rest on the one day it snowed last month in a family plot near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem.

      The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit issued the following response to Haaretz’s query about the reason for the raid on the house in Abu Nujaym: “During the night of February 17, 2021, IDF forces carried out a hunt for weapons in a house in Abu Nujaym village, which is in the jurisdiction of the Etzion territorial brigade. In the wake of a report following the operation regarding the death of a family member of a resident of the house, the event will be investigated.”

      Ali tells us now that he doesn’t blame anyone for his mother’s death. He denies outright any rumors to the effect that she was beaten by soldiers before she died. The troops didn’t even enter their apartment, he says. Was she overcome by fear when hearing troops outside her window in the night, and did that cause her heart to fail? There is no way to assess that. But the disturbing question is why the soldiers showed up in the first place, as they do at so many Palestinian houses every night. Moreover, Mohammed Abu Aahur has been living at home without any problems since the incident a few weeks ago, and is not in hiding; as far as is known, he is not wanted by the Israeli authorities. The army has not returned to the house since. Why, then, did they raid it?

      His cousin Ali is convinced that the troops were involved in an exercise intended to train them in carrying out arrests. This would not be the first time soldiers have done such a thing – rousing women, men, the elderly and children whilse they are fast asleep in their beds. It’s also not the first time people have died during such frightening nocturnal activities.

      The Israel human rights organization B’Tselem has documented some similar episodes. On November 26, 2008, Hikmat Shukari al-Sheikh died of a heart attack when soldiers arrived to arrest her son in the Qalandiyah refugee camp. On September 18, 2018, Mohammed Khatib, from Beit Rima, died a few hours after being arrested in his home. Mussa Abu Miala, 67, from the Shoafat camp, was injured on the night of June 1, 2019, when he was pushed by Border Police personnel, disguised as Arabs, who arrived to arrest his grandson; he died 18 days later from complications resulting from his injury.

      In a sense, even more distressing than the deaths is the appalling number of nighttime raids and arrest operations, some of which are intended solely to sow fear, demonstrate control and power, or as part of training the forces undergo so they will maintain their vigilance. Naturally, the fact that most of these operations are in blatant contradiction of the Oslo Accords no longer stirs any interest within Israel.

      According to data of B’Tselem, in 2020, a relatively quiet year, Israeli security forces carried out at least 3,000 nocturnal raids on Palestinian towns and villages. They invaded at least 2,480 homes and roughly woke up their occupants. According to data from the Palestinian coordination and liaison headquarters, from the beginning of 2021 until this past Monday, the IDF and the Shin Bet security service had carried out 692 patrols and 627 home invasions in Palestinian towns and villages, arresting 731 Palestinians, 63 of them minors. Virtually no night goes by without a raid, without an arrest. And it’s always frightening. You can even die from it.

  • One Palestinian Killed, Two Injured, After Being Rammed By A Colonist’s Car
    Feb 12, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Palestinian Medical sources have confirmed that one man was killed, Friday, and two were injured, after being rammed by an illegal Israeli colonist’s car, while participating in a nature walk activity in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.

    Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in Tubas, said one man was killed and two were injured, all from the Ramallah governorate in central West Bank, when they were struck by the speeding colonist’s car near Ein al-Baida and Bardala Junctions in the Northern Plains of the Jordan Valley.

    Bisharat added that the Palestinians came to the area to participate in a nature walk and exploration in the Northern Plains.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) rushed to the scene and moved the corpse of Bilal Shehada Bawatna , 52, to a Palestinian hospital, while Israeli medics moved the wounded residents to the al-Afula hospital.

    Bawatna is from the Sateh Marhaba neighborhood in the al-Biereh city, north of Ramallah.

    Eyewitnesses said the Israeli colonist was driving at an exceedingly high speed when he rammed the Palestinians, killing Bawatna and wounding the two others.

    The funeral procession of Bilal Shehada was held, on Friday evening, starting from Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, heading towards Sateh Marhaba neighborhood, before the Palestinians took his body to the al-Ein Mosque in the city, and conducted the burial ceremony in the Shuhada Graveyard in the city.

    Bawatna is the fifth Palestinian to be killed by Israelis this year.

    photo : https://twitter.com/Barahmeh/status/1360265692847759364

  • Palestinian Dies After Being Rammed By Colonialist Settler’s Car
    Feb 11, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    Azzam Jamil Amer with his children

    Medical sources have confirmed, on Wednesday evening, that a Palestinian man died after being rammed by a speeding Israeli colonialist settler’s car near Salfit, in northwestern West Bank.

    The sources said the man, Azzam Jamil Amer , from Kafr Qalil village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus was struck by the Israeli colonists’ car, before he was moved to an Israeli hospital where he succumbed to his serious wounds.

    The Israeli police said it opened an investigation to determine whether the incident was a traffic accident or a deliberate attack.

    Salfit Governor Abdullah Kamil said the Israeli colonist deliberately targeted the young man at the junction of Kifl Hares.
    Azzam Jamil Amer with his children

    Kamil held Israel responsible for the young man’s death, adding that Israel’s colonies are illegal under International Law since they are built on occupied lands, and constitute war crimes.

    The deceased husband, and father, is a day laborer who was returning home from work when the incident took place.

    It is worth mentioning that many Palestinians, including children, have been killed, and dozens injured, in similar incidents across the occupied West Bank.


  • Palestinian Killed By Israeli Paramilitary Settler Near Ramallah
    Feb 5, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    A paramilitary illegal Israeli colonialist settler shot and killed, in the early morning hours Friday, a Palestinian man near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, after he reportedly attempted to break into a house.

    According to the Israeli military, the man, who was unarmed, attempted to break into a home in the illegal Sadeh Ephraim colony, which was installed on privately-owned Palestinian lands.

    The army also claimed that, at about 3:45 at dawn, the Palestinian drove his car fast through a field, and stopped in front of a house at the edge of the colony, and allegedly tried to enter through a locked door.

    It added that a guard woke up and began a physical confrontation with the man before another guard shot and killed him.

    Radi Abu Fkheitha, the head of Ras Karkar Village Council, said the army informed the family Khaled Maher Nofal , 34, that he was shot and killed, and accompanied his father, Maher, and his brother, Mohammad, to the scene to identify him and his bloody clothes.

    It is worth mentioning that Khaled is a married father of a boy, only four years of age, and works at the Palestinian Finance Ministry.

    He was near the ar-Reesan Mountain, which was recently illegally confiscated by Israeli colonists who established the Sde Ephraim colony on the stolen Palestinian lands.

    After the man was shot, Palestinian medics rushed to the area, but the soldiers prevented them from reaching him, and took his corpse away.


    • An unarmed Palestinian is shot dead at a settler outpost. The Israeli army’s conclusion? He was a terrorist
      Gideon Levy, Alex Levac | Feb. 11, 2021 | Haaretz.com

      What was an accountant from the Palestinian Finance Ministry doing late at night near an unauthorized outpost, where a settler shot him to death?

      Standing on the roof of his brother’s home, adjacent to his own house, Maher Nofal points to the unauthorized settler outpost that was established on his family’s land on the slopes of the hill across the way. It’s over there, in the wood cabin, that the man who shot Maher’s son lives. Just a few hundred meters separate the cabin and the sheep pens that were built illegally on land belonging to Nofal’s sister, from his house in the village of Ras Karkar, northwest of Ramallah. Only a few hundred meters between the bereaved father and the person who killed his son. Now, at this very moment, a young man from the village arrives to say that he saw the shooter again driving his all-terrain vehicle not far away, armed with a rifle – undoubtedly the same weapon that killed Khaled , Maher ’s son. That weapon was not confiscated, and no charges were brought against the settler who fired it.

      On one occasion the rifle belonging to the settler, a farmer named Eitan Zeev who lives in the Sde Ephraim outpost and allegedly shot Khaled, was confiscated. That was last August, when he shot and wounded a Palestinian from the village of Bidiya. In September, Zeev was charged with causing serious injury under aggravated circumstances – such an indictment is a rare, almost unimaginable occurrence when it comes to settler violence, which only attests to the seriousness of what he did – but since then he’s been free and his trial hasn’t begun. The commander of the Israel Defense Forces Binyamin Brigade, Col. Iftach Norkin, intervened to get the rifle returned to settler-shooter Zeev, and – oddly and outrageously – had submitted a favorable character opinion of him to the court to consider last fall. But ultimately the rifle wasn’t returned to its owner, despite the efforts of the brigade commander, the settlers’ protector.

      Last Friday, in the depths of the night, Zeev shot another Palestinian. This time he also killed him. The rifle, it is said, belongs to his wife or one of his workers. The deceased’s family show us a photograph: Zeev getting a certificate of esteem from Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, for his bold act of shooting of a Palestinian last summer, the one for which he trial. Undoubtedly, he’ll be receiving yet another certificate of appreciation soon.

      We will never know what happened at the entrance to Eitan Zeev’s house in the illegal outpost of Sde Ephraim in the early morning hours of last Friday, February 5. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit rushed to issue its own account of the incident as conveyed to the army by the shooter and people who work with him on his farm: “A preliminary investigation at the scene indicates that at 3:45 A.M. a terrorist drove his car fast into the territory of the Sde Ephraim farm, crossed the entire area of the farm and stopped his vehicle next to the threshold of the door of the farm’s owner. The terrorist emerged from the car and ran toward the house of the farm’s owner shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ [God is great], while trying to breach the door, which was locked. At the same time, the farm’s guard spotted the terrorist and started shouting to the other guards, who were sleeping in an adjacent structure. The terrorist continued running toward the farm’s guard, who was not armed, and tackled and fought with him. Another guard neutralized the terrorist with his weapon together with the farm owner, who also came out with a weapon. The terrorist’s body and vehicle were searched by bomb disposal experts, and no weapon was found on the terrorist.”

      After that, of course, there’s no longer any need to investigate anything: Those who did the killing gave their account. But the questions continue to linger uneasily: What was a young accountant, who works for the Palestinian Finance Ministry, a married man who is a father and was about to move with his family into a new apartment, doing at the outpost in the dead of night? What was he intending to do there? And was it necessary to kill him even though he was not armed and in fact did not endanger anyone? Those questions will forever remain unanswered.

      The bereaved family, gathered in a handsome apartment building in Ras Karkar, wants the body of their loved one returned for burial, at the very least, but the Israeli authorities, as is their custom, are refusing. Maher Nofal, the father, is a renovation contractor and electrician of 61 who has worked all his life in Israel and the settlements – most recently in Hashmonaim. His voice cracks occasionally as he speaks.

      Khaled was 34, a graduate of Birzeit University in accountancy. His two brothers are lawyers. Khaled worked in the Palestinian tax authority in Ramallah. He was married to Suzanne Nofal, a Jordanian-born architect, also in her 30s, who moved to the territories. The couple has one child, Yusuf, who’s 5. A family photo shows the father and his little son both dressed in suits. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, mother and son have been in Amman, living with her parents, and now they can’t get back to the village because the Allenby Bridge crossing is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

      Last Thursday, Khaled was in his office in Ramallah as usual, Maher tells us, and afterward he went to have his car repaired at a local garage. He returned home in the afternoon and had dinner with his parents. Maher and his son arranged a visit the next day, Friday, to the new apartment in Ramallah to which Khaled was planning to move.

      Khaled wanted to move to the apartment, which belongs to the family, in order to be closer to his place of work. Maher said he would help Khaled make a few final repairs and renovations before the move. His plan for Friday was to install the gas and hook up the shower. Most of the furniture and other items had already been moved to the Ramallah location. Khaled told his father that he had also ordered a cleaning company for Friday to prepare the apartment for the move. Khaled’s mother, Ibtisam, 56, said she would go with them to the apartment and had already prepared the meal she would take with. Then they watched television and Maher went to sleep. He would never see his son again.

      At 6 A.M. Maher awoke to heavy pounding on the door and quickly realized it was the army. The soldiers asked for his ID card and wanted to know where Khaled was. Maher was certain his son was sleeping in the first-floor apartment, above that of the parents. The soldiers had him speak by phone to a Shin Bet security man who asked him a few questions about Khaled. No one told him what had happened.

      “They wake you up early in the morning and all the thoughts rush into your head, but I didn’t understand anything,” Maher recalls. “I was confused. They asked about Khaled, so I realized that something had happened to him.” Afterward Maher noticed that Khaled’s car, a 2007 metallic-silver Opel Corsa, wasn’t in its parking space. He was certain Khaled had gone to the new apartment during the night. “Khaled is a homebody. He could be either here or in the new place,” his father says now.

      The soldiers took Maher to the military watchtower at the entrance to the village, where the Shin Bet “captain” who had spoken with Maher on the phone was waiting for him; on his cellphone the man showed him pictures of Khaled’s car and of his shoes, jacket and shirt. Maher didn’t recognize the shirt and shoes. The Shin Bet man said that the car had been found in Sde Ephraim but that Khaled hadn’t yet been located. The security service captain sent Maher on his way and said he would call him as soon as he found out where Khaled was.

      He hasn’t called to this day.

      Maher returned home and in short order got a call from the Palestinian Authority: Your son was killed in Risan, the Palestinian name for the area where Sde Ephraim is located. From the Israeli media Maher learned that his son had entered the outpost unarmed, perhaps even barefoot according to one account, and was shot and killed there.

      The hills around Ras Karkar are strewn with wild outposts, a cabin here and a cabin there. This is the area of the Talmon settlement and its satellites. According to Maher, Israel is deliberately bringing criminals to live there, in order to sic them on Palestinians. “It’s a land mine you [Israelis] have brought here so that we will step on it and be blown up. All your garbage you bring to the territories. You have turned us into a garbage dump. The person who killed Khaled is also a criminal.”

      He’s sitting at home talking to us, still trying to grasp what happened to his son. “I’ve thought and thought about it. If I go by what was said in Israel, either my son left the village and wanted to get to Ramallah, and settlers at the intersection took him by force to Sde Ephraim, or he went there on his own – I have no idea why. He had never been there, why should he go now? No one dares go there. I’m all mixed up. I don’t know anything. I don’t understand what happened. All my children, three sons and two daughters, went to university, they are all educated, they are all pampered, we lack for nothing and we never caused problems. Forty years I’ve worked in Israel and I’m a member of the village council, and neither I nor my children ever had any problems.”

      Twenty-two years ago, in 1999, Maher himself was wounded in a stabbing attack by a young man in the Chabad neighborhood of the city of Lod. At the time he had a Jewish business partner, someone who was like a brother to him, he says, and they were working in construction together in that neighborhood, when a young man attacked him from behind and stabbed him in the chest. Maher was taken to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, as it was then called, and hospitalized; the stabbing had wounded his lungs. When he returned to work, he relates, the whole neighborhood came to apologize to him. Someone even offered to conduct a sulha, a ceremony of forgiveness, according to the Arab custom, but Maher says he refused and moved on. His assailant was sent to the hospital for the mentally ill in Be’er Yaakov.

      “I don’t know what to say,” he adds in his fluent Hebrew, and for the first time tears well up in his eyes. “You [Israelis] think we’re not human beings. I understand one thing in life: A person is a person, it makes no difference whether he is an Arab or a Jew. You took our land by force, at least don’t take our children.”

      He then opened the door of his son’s locked apartment, from which he was to have moved this week. It’s almost empty. Only the piles of clothes on the floor and the photographs of Yusuf, the blond toddler who smiles from the sky-blue walls of his room, which are decorated with teddy bears, testify that a week ago there was life here.

    • Israel Transfers Corpse Of Slain Man To His Family
      Mar 26, 2021

      The Israeli authorities have transferred, Friday, the corpse of a slain Palestinian man, who was killed by the army in February, back to his family.

      Media sources in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers transferred the corpse of Khaled Nofal back to his family, at Ni’lin military roadblock, west of Ramallah.

      His body was then moved to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, while his funeral ceremony will be held Saturday, in his village, Ras Karkar, west of the city.

      It is worth mentioning that Khaled Maher Nofal, 34, w shot and killed a paramilitary illegal Israeli colonialist, after he reportedly attempted to break into a house, an allegation that was denied by his family.

      “He just went to check on his land in the ar-Reesan Mountain where Israeli has been trying to illegally annex the lands of the Palestinians in the area for its colonialist activities,” the family stated, “He owns dozens of Dunams of lands there.”

      The slain Palestinian, a married father of one child, four years of age, worked at the Palestinian Finance Ministry.

  • Palestinian Teen Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers Near Salfit
    Jan 26, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Tuesday, that a Palestinian teenager has died from Israeli fire, near Salfit, in the central West Bank, after the army claimed he attempted to stab soldiers.

    The teen, identified as Atallah Mohammad Rayan , 17, from Qarawat Bani Hassan town, northwest of Salfit, was shot dead by Israeli forces after he allegedly attempted to stab a soldier at Giti Avishar junction near the illegal Ariel colony.

    Israel’s Haaretz quoted the army alleging that the Palestinian “arrived at Giti Avishar junction and tried to stab a squad commander and a female soldier at the junction,” before a soldier and the Palestinian “briefly wrestled after he tried to stab her a few times before the commander killed him.”

    The reported incident did not lead to any injuries among the soldiers, while the army said “it is investigating the attack.”

    The Palestinian WAFA News Agency has reported that the teen was shot with several rounds, while soldiers made no attempt to provide first aid, and the child was left to bleed out until he succumbed to his wounds.

    According to eyewitness testimony.

    “At around 11:30 a young Palestinian man was crossing the roadblock, soldiers attacked and shot him, they hit him, he scuffled with soldiers after they fired at him, they forced him on the ground, then they hit him on his head with their guns, most likely this is what killed the young man, because they struck him on the head multiple times, they busted his head open, they shot and injured him first, then beat him to the ground and assaulted him and hit him on his head, this is what killed him.”

    After killing the young man, the soldiers invaded Qarawat Bani Hassan, the hometown of the slain Palestinian, leading to protests. (...)


    • Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 21- 27 January 2021
      Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

      (...) On Tuesday, 26 January 2021, IOF killed a Palestinian child on ‘Aber al-Samera Street near Haris village intersection, north of Salfit, under the pretext that he attempted to stab an Israeli female soldier. PCHR’s investigations points out that IOF could have controlled the child by using less lethal force.

      According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 11:30, while the child was walking on ‘Aber al-Samera street, few meters away from the vehicles lane, female and male soldiers were walking in front of him heading to a military checkpoint established on the street, 20 meters away. Verbal altercation erupted between the two soldiers and the child and then developed to a fist fight. Few moments later, a third soldier present in the area intervened and shot the child, wounding him directly. A number of Israeli soldiers gathered around the child who fell on the ground, beat him with gun butts and left him to bleed out without providing first aid until he succumbed to his wounds. Forty minutes later, the soldiers took him via an Israeli ambulance to an unknown destination.

      The Israeli spokesperson said that a Palestinian child attempted to stab a female soldier several times before the soldiers neutralized him. It should be noted that Israeli authorities did not publish any video corroborating the incident, despite that there were cameras in the area. It was found later that the victim is ‘ Atallah Mohammed Rayan (17) , from Qarawat Bani Hassan village, west of Salfit. PCHR’s fieldworker said that Rayan is a senior high school student and he used to head to his father’s marble factory in Rujeib village after returning from school. PCHR points out that IOF could have controlled the child without killing him, and that even if the Israeli claims were true, the child did not pose threat to the lives of the soldiers who could have controlled him, arrested him and used less lethal force against him without killing him and leaving him to bleed out without providing first aid, despite the presence of an Israeli medical crew.

      At approximately 17:00, IOF backed by military vehicles moved into Qarawat Bani Hassan village, west of Salfit. They raided and searched Rayan’s house and interrogated all the family members. During which, IOF informed Rayan’s family that he attempted to stab a female soldier; Rayan’s family denied having any information about the incident or that their son intended to carry out a stab attack, expressing their shock to what happened to him. During the IOF incursion into the village, Palestinian young men threw stones at IOF and clashes erupted between them. IOF fired rubber bullets and teargas canisters at the young men; no casualties were reported. (...)

    • Your Son’s Life Is Over
      Jan 28, 2021

      « La vie de votre fils est finie », tels sont les mots exacts qu’un responsable militaire israélien a utilisés pour informer la famille d’un adolescent palestinien tué que leur fils a été tué par un soldat à la jonction de Giti Avishar, près de la colonie illégale d’Ariel, en Cisjordanie occupée.

      Alors qu’un soldat, une recrue britannique de l’armée d’occupation israélienne, téléphonait à ses parents à Londres pour leur dire que, bien qu’elle ait été présente lors de l’attaque présumée, elle allait bien et n’avait pas été blessée, l’armée appelait la famille de l’adolescent palestinien assassiné, Atallah Mohammad Harb Rayyan , 17 ans, pour les informer que leur fils avait été tué.

      L’Intifada électronique a déclaré que le soldat, identifié comme « L » par l’armée et les médias israéliens - a dit « je l’ai frappé avec mon arme », et qu’"il a fait des allers et retours entre moi et mon commandant, en essayant de nous poignarder".

      Il a également cité le Jerusalem Post qui identifie « L. » comme un soldat isolé de Londres dans l’armée israélienne. La publication semble nommer « L. » comme Lian Harush dans la légende de l’image principale de l’article - la même image de « L. » affichée par l’armée israélienne.

      C’est comme ça, une personne qui est venue de Londres pour devenir un soldat servant dans l’armée qui occupe illégalement la Palestine tue des enfants, détruit des maisons et des terres, doit être toujours prête à tirer sur ce qui est perçu comme une « cible légitime », et s’assurer qu’elle dit à sa famille « qu’elle va bien ».

      « La vie de votre fils est finie », c’est ce qu’a dit l’armée à la famille d’Atallah lors d’un court appel téléphonique sans concession.

  • Worker Dies After Soldiers Fired Gas Bombs, And Chased Palestinians Near Tulkarem
    Jan 24, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    A Palestinian worker died, on Sunday morning, near the illegal Annexation Wall, in Far’un village, south of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, after the soldiers chased many Palestinians and fired gas bombs at them.

    Palestinian medical sources said Fuad Sabti Jouda , 48, from Iraq at-Tayeh village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, suffered a heart attack after suffocating due to the severe effects of teargas inhalation.

    They added that Jouda was among several Palestinian day laborers who were trying to cross into Israel through a breach in the illegal annexation when, when the soldiers fired many gas bombs at them, and chased them.

    The man suffered a fatal heart attack due to the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and extreme exhaustion, while the soldiers did not even attempt to provide him with the urgently needed first aid.

    Jabr Jouda, the deceased man’s brother, said Fuad is a married father of four children and worked in hauling furniture between the two sides of the illegal wall, and added that he had a permit for entry and work in Israel; however, his permit expired a few days ago.

    He also said the Palestinian medics moved the brother’s corpse to Rafidia hospital, in Nablus.


    • Fuad Sebti, mort étouffé à cause de l’apartheid !
      Le 27 janvier 2021 - Source : New Unions - Traduction SM pour l’Agence média Palestine

      De sang froid, les forces d’occupation israéliennes ont tué un travailleur palestinien de 48 ans dimanche 24 janvier au matin, près de Tulkarem, dans le nord de la Cisjordanie occupée.

      Fuad Sebti, travailleur de 48 ans, habitant la localité d’Iraq at-Tayeh, à l’est du district de Naplouse, est père de quatre enfants. Fuad travaille dans le transport de meubles pour des entreprises israéliennes ; mais il est resté sans travail pendant plus de 20 jours en raison de la crise économique liée à la COVID-19.

  • Palestinian Prisoner Dies After 14 Years in Israeli Jail
    Jan 21, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, and the Prisoners and Executives Affairs Authority in a joint statement, on Wednesday, announced the death of a Palestinian prisoner Maher Dhib Sa`sa in Israeli jail.

    Sa`sa, 45, died Wednesday in Israeli prison, after spending years incarcerated and suffering from chronic illnesses, however no clear cause of death was identified.

    Sa’sa, a husband and father of six children, from Qalqilia in the northern West Bank, was detained in 2006 and was serving a 25 year sentence in Israeli jail.

    The prison advocacy groups stated that they will follow up regarding the cause of death of the detainee, and that they hold the Israeli occupation responsible for the lives of all the Palestinian detainees.

    The Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association shows;


  • Former Political Prisoner Dies From Cancer That Went Untreated In Prison
    Jan 12, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee has reported that a young Palestinian man who was only released from Israeli detention camps a few months ago, had died, on Monday evening, from cancer that went untreated while he was held captive.

    The Committee stated that Mohammad Eyada Salahuddin, 20, from Hizma town, east of the occupied Palestinian capital Jerusalem, has died from cancer, and added that he was diagnosed while in Israeli prisons, but the occupation authorities failed to provide him with the necessary specialized medical treatment.

    It added that Israel released the young man only a few months ago, after it became clear that his condition was profoundly serious when cancer spread to several parts of his body.

    The Committee also said that it fought for his release by filing many appeals with Israeli courts, before the detainee’s condition witnessed a serious deterioration, and held Israel responsible for his death.

    Qadri Abu Bakr, the head of the Detainees Committee, said Israel deliberately and callously denied the urgently needed specialized medical treatment to the detainee and added that Mohammad’s death was nothing short of a premeditated crime.

    On its part, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) issued a statement mourning the detainee and stating that he is among a long list of detainees who because seriously ill in Israeli prisons and died shortly after their release, due to Israel’s deliberate medical neglect policies against the Palestinian political prisoners.

    He added that many detainees have recently been diagnosed with cancer, and are denied specialized medical attention.

    It is worth mentioning that Salahuddin was taken prisoner in April of 2019, and was sentenced to two years in prison. In July of 2020, he was officially diagnosed with cancer while in prison.

    There are at least 700 detainees in Israeli prisons who suffer from various health conditions, including 270 who have serious illnesses, such and liver and kidney diseases, and twelve who have cancer.


  • Updated: Israeli Forces Kill A Young Palestinian Man Near Hebron
    Jan 5, 2021 – – IMEMC News

    On Tuesday, Israeli forces shot and killed a 24-year-old Palestinian, identified as ‘ Aahed Abdul-Rahman Mahmoud Ekhlayyel , 24, from Beit Ummar village, near the military base of Gush Etzion, in the southern part of the West Bank.

    The Israeli soldiers claimed that Ekhlayyel had attempted to carry out a stabbing attack, but offered no evidence to support this claim.

    After killing Ekhlayyel and holding his body, the Israeli military imposed a closure on the entire village of Beit Ummar, forcing all of the Palestinian residents to remain indoors, and preventing anyone from entering or leaving the village.

    A squadron of Israeli soldiers then invaded the village and issued warrants for all the members of the Ekhlayyel family to come to Gush Etzion military base for interrogation.

    According to a statement by the Israeli military, “(A) community security officer spotted a suspect approaching the junction. Following their suspicion, the security officer and a soldier operated to stop the suspect by firing into the air. The suspect then threw a knife, and the officer responded with live fire, neutralizing the suspect.”

    Israeli forces frequently accuse Palestinians of knife attacks after killing them and have been known to plant knives on the bodies of dead Palestinians on a number of occasions.

    The army closed the Gush Etzion junction to all Palestinian traffic after killing the young man.

    After killing the young man, Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar, before storming his family’s home and searching it.

    The soldiers also summoned his family for interrogation in the Etzion military base and security center, north of Hebron, and closed the iron gate at the main entrance of Beit Ummar, in addition to preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it.

    The army said it does not intend to transfer his corpse to his family for burial.

    It is worth mentioning that, less than a month ago, Ekhlayyel opened a candy store to support his family.


  • New Unions : nous réclamons justice pour le meurtre d’un travailleur palestinien
    Par StoptheWall, le 18 décembre 2020 - Agence Media Palestine

    Des colons israéliens ont torturé et battu à mort un travailleur palestinien sur son lieu de travail, dans la colonie de peuplement israélienne illégale de Gilo. Le corps d’ Abdulfatah Obayat a été trouvé dans un bâtiment de Gilo mercredi dernier, 16 décembre 2020. La Nouvelle Fédération des syndicats palestiniens considère ce meurtre sauvage comme l’une des formes les plus flagrantes de la brutalité à laquelle les travailleurs palestiniens sont soumis dans les entreprises israéliennes. Nous demandons à l’Organisation internationale du travail, à la Confédération syndicale internationale, et aux syndicats de tenir Israël et ses sociétés responsables de leurs crimes contre les travailleurs palestiniens. (...)


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Jerusalem
    Dec 21, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man near Bab Hutta Gate, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, after he reportedly opened fire at them.

    According to the Israeli army, the man was fatally shot by the soldiers after he opened fire at them using the Carlo weapon,

    One soldier was mildly injured when he fell while chasing the Palestinian, and was moved to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

    Palestinian worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque said they heard the shots, before dozens of soldiers stormed the courtyards of the holy site and were extensively deployed around it after closing all of its gates, preventing the residents from entering or leaving it.

    Dozens of police and security officers also arrived at the scene and installed many iron barriers to close the area.

    The Police also stopped and interrogated dozens of young Palestinian men in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa and near it, in addition to assaulting and violently searching some of them.

    The name of the slain Palestinians remains unknown; however, some Israeli media outlets said he is from Qabatia, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

    Dec 22, 2020

    Le Palestinien tué a ensuite été identifié comme étant Mahmoud Omar Sadeq Kamil , 17 ans, originaire de la ville de Qabatia, au sud de la ville de Jénine, au nord de la Cisjordanie.
    (...) The Police also stopped and interrogated dozens of young Palestinian men in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa and near it, in addition to assaulting and violently searching some of them.

    On Monday at night, the soldiers invaded Qabatia town, before storming the home of Omar Kamil, the father of the slain teen, searched the property, and summoned him for interrogation in Salem military base and security center, west of Jenin.


  • Injured Deaf Palestinian Dies From His Wounds
    Dec 11, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that a deaf and mute man, who was shot by Israeli soldiers on August 17th, 2020, has died from complications related to his wounds.

    The sources said the Palestinian, Nasser Halawa , 47, from Nablus in northern West Bank, was shot by Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia Terminal, north of occupied Jerusalem, and suffered life-threatening wounds.

    Halwa was first moved to a hospital in occupied Jerusalem, and was discharged two weeks ago, before he started receiving treatment in Palestinian hospitals, but eventually succumbed to his wounds and complications.

    Muawiya Mona, the secretary of the “Palestinian General Union for People with Disability” in Nablus, said the shooting and the resulting death of Halawa is yet another Israeli crime against the Palestinian people, including people with special needs.

    He added that the slain man was walking near the Qalandia Terminal when the soldiers started shouting at him, however, he could not hear them, before they opened fire at him for “refusing to heed to their demands to stop.”

    Eyewitnesses said they saw the soldiers opening fire at the man as he walked down the lane, dedicated for cars not pedestrians, before closing the terminal in both directions. (...)


  • Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinian child during village protest
    By MEE staff |Published date: 4 December 2020

    Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian child near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday evening, the local health ministry has confirmed.

    The boy has been identified as Ali Abu Aalya and is believed to be either 13 or 14 years old. The teen was killed during clashes that broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli soldiers in his village of al-Mughayir, northeast of Ramallah, the ministry said.

    The Palestinian Red Cross told Israeli newspaper Haaretz that Israeli forces shot Abu Aalya in the stomach. He was then rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

    Clashes broke out in the village on Friday after Israeli forces responded to a protest held by local residents against a new settlement outpost in the area. Haaretz reported that the demonstration had taken place “far from the outpost”.

    Palestinian communities often use Friday after midday prayers as a time to protest the Israeli policies of land confiscation, road blockades, and settlement expansion - among other issues.

    Rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have condemned Israel’s response to such protests, which frequently result in the loss of life, accusing the army of carrying out a “shoot-to-kill” policy that encourages “extrajudicial killings”.



    • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child Near Ramallah
      Dec 5, 2020

      Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, a Palestinian child in the al-Mughayyir village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

      Amin Abu Alia, the head of al- Mughayyir Village Council said several army jeeps invaded the eastern area of the village, and attacked unarmed protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

      He added that the soldiers shot Ali Ayman Abu Alia, 13, with a live round in the abdomen, before Palestinian medics rushed him to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he was immediately sent to surgery, but succumbed to his serious wounds despite all attempts to save his life.

      Abu Alia also stated that the soldiers shot four young Palestinian men with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

      Nickolai Mladenov, the United Nations’ Special Coordinator to the Middle East, called for a credible and independent investigation into the death of the child.

      In a tweet, the UN official said, “Israel must swiftly and independently investigate the shocking incident,” and added that “Children enjoy special protection under International Law, and must be protected from violence.”

      The Office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the slaying of the child, and said that this incident is part of Israel’s continued brutal and criminal violations against the Palestinian people, especially the children.

      It also called on the international community to provide protection to the Palestinian people, and to ensure the establishment of an independent, contiguous, and sovereign Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

    • Israel’s war on Palestinian children
      Gideon Levy | Dec. 5, 2020 | 11:17 PM


      Last week, we were in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, searching for an open area in which to sit, for fear of the coronavirus. There wasn’t one. In a camp in which house touches house, whose alleys are the width of a man and strewn with garbage, there’s nowhere to sit outside. One can only dream of a garden or a bench; there isn’t even a sidewalk. This is where Basel al-Badawi lives. A year ago, soldiers shot his brother dead, before his eyes, for no reason. Two weeks ago, Basel was snatched from his bed on a cold night and taken, barefoot, for questioning. We sat in his family’s cramped home and realized there was no “out” to go to. While we were there, Israeli soldiers blocked the entrance to the camp, as they occasionally do, arbitrarily, and the sense of suffocation only grew.

      This is Basel’s world and this is his reality. He is 16, a bereaved brother, who was abducted from his bed in the dark of night by soldiers. He has nowhere to go to except for school, which is closed for part of the week due to COVID-19. Basel is free now, more fortunate than certain other children and teenagers. Around 170 of them are currently detained in Israel. Other children are shot by soldiers, wounded and sometimes killed, with no distinction made between children and adults – a Palestinian is a Palestinian – or between a life-threatening situation and a “public disturbance.”

      On Friday they killed Ali Abu Alia, a 13-year-old boy. It was a lethal shot to the abdomen. No one could remain indifferent to the sight of his innocent face in photographs, and his last picture – in a shroud, his face exposed, his eyes closed, as he was carried to burial in his village. Ali, as he did every week, went with his friends to demonstrate against the wild and violent outposts that sprouted out of the settlement of Kokhav Hashahar, taking over the remaining land of his village, al-Mughayir. There is nothing more just than the struggle of this village, there is nothing more heinous than the use of lethal force against protesters and there is no possibility that shooting Ali in the abdomen could have been justifiable. In Israel, of course, no one showed any interest over the weekend in the death of a child, one more child.

      Up until the current school year, around 50 children from the shepherding community of Ras a-Tin studied at the school in al-Mughayir, the village of the deceased boy. They had to walk about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) each day, round trip, to attend. This year their parents, with the help of a European Commission aid organization based in Italy, built them a modest, charming school in the village. Israel’s Civil Administration is threatening to demolish it, and in the meantime it is harassing the pupils and teachers with surprise visits to check whether the toilets had been, God forbid, connected to a water pipe – in a village that was never connected to the power grid or the water supply. The children of Ras a-Tin must have known Ali, their former classmate, now dead.

      The children did not know Malek Issa, of Isawiyah, in East Jerusalem. The 9-year-old boy lost an eye after it was hit by a sponge-tipped bullet fired by an Israeli police officer. On Thursday the Justice Ministry department that examines allegations of police misconduct announced that no one would be charged in the shooting, after 10 months of intensive investigation. It was enough for the policemen involved to claim that stones had been thrown at them, perhaps one of them hit the boy. But no video shows stones being thrown, nor is there any other evidence of this. Ali’s killers can also sleep in peace: No one will prosecute them. All they did was to kill a Palestinian child.

      These and many other incidents are taking place during a period that is among the quietest in the West Bank. This is the terror taking place, committed by the state. When we hear of such incidents in vicious dictatorships – children who are snatched from their beds in the middle of the night, one boy who was shot in the eye, another who was shot and killed – it sends shivers down our spine. Shooting at demonstrators? At children? Where do such things happen? Not in some faraway land, but rather just an hour’s drive from your home; not in some dark regime, but in the only democracy.

      What would you think of a regime that allows the shooting of children, that abducts them in their sleep and razes their schools? That’s exactly what you must think of the regime here in our country.

    • In New Crime of Excessive Use of Force, IOF Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 4 Civilians Northeast of Ramallah
      Date: 05 December 2020 - Time: 17:00 GMT

      According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 11:00 on Friday, a peaceful protest took off in the center of al-Mughayyir village, northeast of Ramallah, at the call of the villagers, towards lands under the threat of confiscation and in protest to the establishment of new settlement outposts in Ras al-Teen area near the eastern entrance to the village. The protestors raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans against the Israeli occupation, settlers and annexation wall. When the protestors arrived at the area, they found a large number of Israeli soldiers awaiting them. Following the Friday prayer, the protestors chanted slogans again the Israeli occupation and settlers. IOF immediately suppressed the protest and fired live and rubber bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters at the protestors. As a result, 4 civilians sustained rubber bullets wounds in their lower extremities and received treatment on the spot. At approximately 13:30, as the clashes were ongoing, Israeli soldiers shot at ‘Ali Ayman Naser Abu ‘Aliya (14), wounding him with a live bullet in his abdomen below the lung on the right side of his body. Abu ‘Aliya was immediately taken via a Palestinian Red Crescent Socitey (PRCS) ambulance to the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, where he underwent a surgery. At approximately 18:00 on the same day, medical sources pronounced him dead. The medical report showed that the bullet penetrated the liver and ruptured it.

    • Un adolescent palestinien tué par l’armée israélienne enterré à Ramallah
      Avec notre correspondante à Ramallah, Alice Froussard - RFI - Publié le : 05/12/2020

      Des centaines de personnes étaient rassemblées à Ramallah pour l’enterrement d’une jeune palestiniens tué par l’armée israélienne. AP - Majdi Mohammed

      Dans les Territoires palestiniens, l’émotion est vive après la mort d’un jeune Palestinien de 13 ans, tué vendredi 4 décembre en Cisjordanie occupée par des tirs de l’armée israélienne alors qu’il participait à une manifestation dans le village d’al Mughayir. Son enterrement, qui a eu lieu ce samedi, a rassemblé des centaines de personnes.

    • Israël/Territoires palestiniens - Q&R - Extrait du point de presse (07.12.20) - Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères

      ❝Q : Le décès d’un jeune Palestinien lors d’une manifestation organisée dans le village d’Al Mughair, près de Ramallah, contre la politique israélienne de colonisation, est-il susceptible de relancer les tensions entre Israéliens et Palestiniens ?

      R : La France déplore la mort d’un jeune adolescent palestinien, Ali Abu Alia, survenue le 4 décembre, après qu’il a été touché par des tirs de l’armée israélienne lors d’une manifestation dans le village d’Al Mughair, près de Ramallah.

  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man In Jerusalem
    Nov 26, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian man while driving through the Za’im military roadblock, east of occupied Jerusalem. The army claimed the man tried to ram the soldiers with his vehicle.

    The Palestinian, identified as Nour Jamal Shqeir , 37, was moved to Hadassah Israeli medical center in Jerusalem, apparently suffering multiple gunshot wounds in the abdomen area, and died from his serious injuries.

    After his death, the soldiers summoned his father and brothers for interrogation at the al-Maskobiyya facility in West Jerusalem.

    The Israeli army claimed the man attempted to ram the soldiers with his vehicle at the roadblock, an allegation that was vehemently denied by his family.

    His brother said Nour works in transportation, and due to the nature of his job, he has to cross through various military roadblocks.

    Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud of Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the army is still refusing to transfer Nour’s body back to his family.

    He added that the police interrogated Nour’s father, along with his two brothers.

    Jamal, the father, told Silwanic that he and his sons headed to Za’im military roadblock after hearing the news about the shooting, and parked his vehicle on the other side of the terminal after the soldiers refused to allow them to cross.

    “I saw videos of the incident, and I could see my son’s vehicle after various videos were posted on social media networks,” he said, “However, we were met by dozens of soldiers, intelligence officers, who ordered us to leave, and that is when I saw my son’s vehicle riddled with bullets, just meters away from the roadblock.”

    “Israeli intelligence officers inspected my ID card, and that of my son, Yahia, before they abducted him,” Jamal stated, “I was then ordered to head to al-Maskobiyya for interrogation, and after heading there, they refused to give me any information about Nour.”

    The father and his two sons were separately interrogated for several hours, before they were released.

    After the fatal shooting, the soldiers invaded Silwan, and closed Wadi ar-Rababa neighborhood in Silwan, and closed the entire area.


    • Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians During Funeral Of Slain Man
      Nov 30, 2020

      Israeli soldiers abducted, late on Sunday at night, five young Palestinian men in occupied Jerusalem, during the funeral ceremony of a slain man, identified as Nour Jamal Shqeir, 37, who was killed by the army this past Wednesday.

      The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers fired many concussion grenades and gas bombs at the Palestinians when they marched in the Suwwana neighborhood, and prevented them from reaching Bab ar-Rahma graveyard.

      Silwanic added that the soldiers also abducted Ehab Shqeir, Abed Shqeir, Maher Siyam, Hammouda Siyam and Ahmad Siyam.

      It also said that dozens of soldiers and police officers were deployed in Jerusalem, especially on roads and alleys leading to Bab ar-Rahma, in addition to installing a roadblock near Bab al-Asbat, before preventing the Palestinians from crossing.(...)

  • Un employeur israélien met des heures avant de signaler la mort d’un Palestinien dans un accident du travail
    Par Hagar Shezaf, le 26 Octobre 2020 – Haaretz – Trad. CG pour l’Agence média Palestine

    _Le cas de Majdi Hamad , dont la famille affirme qu’il a été emmené tardivement à l’hôpital, met en lumière le problème des employés des entreprises israéliennes en Cisjordanie qui ne bénéficient pas des contrôles de sécurité des travailleurs israéliens_

    L’employeur israélien d’un Palestinien mort mardi lorsque son camion s’est renversé en Cisjordanie n’a prévenu la police de cet accident du travail que des heures plus tard et a négligé de leur dire que l’employé était mort.

    Majdi Majed Hamad , 37 ans, originaire de la ville palestinienne de Yatta, en Cisjordanie, était employé à la carrière de Natuf, appartenant à Shapir Engineering and Manufacturing, dans la colonie cisjordanienne de Modi’in Illit. L’entreprise a déclaré qu’au moment du rapport à la police, elle ignorait qu’il était mort.

    Les employés palestiniens d’entreprises israéliennes qui sont blessés dans des accidents du travail ont droit à être soignés dans des hôpitaux israéliens et les y envoyer est de la responsabilité de l’employeur. Mais au lieu d’appeler le service d’urgences médicales israélien Magen David Adom pour emmener Hamad à un hôpital israélien, ses employeurs ont appelé la Croix rouge palestinienne, qui aurait pris une demi-heure pour arriver et l’extraire du camion avant de l’emmener à Ramallah en Cisjordanie. (...)


  • Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Detainee Dies In Israeli Prison
    Nov 11, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Commission has confirmed that a cancer-stricken Palestinian detainee, who also contracted the coronavirus while in prison, died, on Tuesday, following a serious deterioration in his health due to being subjected to medical neglect on the part of the Israeli Prison Authority.

    The Commission stated that Kamal Abu Wa’er , 46, from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, was abducted by the army in the year 2003, and was sentenced to several life terms.

    He suffered from throat cancer, and his health condition witnessed a serious deterioration after he became infected with the coronavirus.

    The head of the Commission, Qadri Abu Bakr, held Israel fully responsible for Abu Wa’er’s death, and described it as a “premeditated crime committed by the Israeli Prison Service, which was aware of his deteriorating medical condition, and denied him access to professional help, in addition to refusing to release him, even after his suffering compounded when he became infected with the coronavirus and required specialized medical treatment.”

    Abu Bakr also said that the death of Abu Wa’er demonstrates the failure of various international community organizations and human rights groups, who continue to fail in holding Israel accountable for its serious violations against the Palestinian people, especially the detainees.

    In addition, the Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association condemned the ongoing violations against the Palestinian detainees and stated that Israel continues to breach International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

    Ashrawi: “Israel Directly Responsible For Death Of Detainee Abu Wa’er” Nov 11, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) issued a statement mourning the death of a Palestinian detainee in an Israeli prison and held Israel responsible for his death by failing to provide him with the urgently needed medical treatment, especially since he was a cancer patient and recently became infected with the coronavirus.

    Dr. Ashrawi stated that the detainee of Kamal Abu Wa’er, 46, from Qabatia town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, died after being denied access to professional medical treatment, and added that his death is part of the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian detainees, especially those who have serious illnesses and conditions.

    She added that the detainees face numerous Israeli violations, including torture, extremely bad living conditions, in addition to being denied basic rights guaranteed by International Law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. (...)


    • 2nd Death in 2020: Palestinian with Throat Cancer Dies in Israeli Prison, Israeli Authorities Purposefully Lead Prisoners to their Deaths and Disregard Repeated Calls for their Release
      Date: 11 November 2020

      Kamal N. Abu-Wa’ar, a 46-year-old Palestinian imprisoned by Israel for the last 17 years was pronounced dead on Tuesday evening, 10 November 2020, at Shamir Medical Center in Israel. The late Abu-Wa’ar, originally from Yabad village near Jenin, suffered throat cancer and his health had been steadily declining for over a year.

      The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights holds Israeli authorities responsible for Abu-Wa’ar’s death and expresses its grave concern that Israeli authorities purposefully delayed providing him adequate and prompt medical attention. Abu-Wa’ar was imprisoned by Israel in 2003 and sentenced to 6 life sentences and 50 years on the charge of resisting the occupation.

  • Updated: “Soldiers Kill A Palestinian At Huwwara Roadblock, South Of Nablus”
    Nov 4, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    Updated: The slain Palestinian has been officially identified as Bilal Adnan Rawajba , 29, a married father of an infant girl, only three months of age. He is from Iraq at-Tayeh village, east of Nablus, in northern West Bank.

    Eyewitnesses said the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching the vehicle he was driving, despite his serious wounds, and he bled to death.

    It is worth mentioning that Bilal was a captain, working as a legal Counselor with the Palestinian Preventative Security Department in the Tubas governorate, in northeastern West Bank.

    He was shot, on Wednesday morning, near Huwwara military roadblock, south of Nablus.

    The Maan News Agency published a photo from the incident showing the Palestinian still in the driver seat when he was shot by the soldiers who fired a barrage of live rounds at him.

    Several shots, fired by the soldiers, could be heard in a video captured by a Palestinian while waiting in a car near the roadblock.

    In a brief statement, the Israeli army said its soldiers foiled what it described as “an attempted shooting attack” by “neutralizing the attacker,” and added that no soldiers were hurt.

    In addition, Israeli daily Haaretz quoted the army claiming the Palestinian fired two shots at the soldiers before they fired back and killed him.

    The army closed the military roadblock after the incident, preventing the Palestinians from crossing.


  • Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen Near Ramallah
    Oct 25, 2020 – – IMEMC News

    The Israeli army killed, on Sunday at dawn, a Palestinian teen who was repeatedly struck and assaulted by the soldiers, after they chased his car and opened fire at it, on the main Ramallah-Nablus road, in the occupied West Bank.

    Palestinian sources said the teen has been identified as Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar , 18, from Yitma village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

    They added that the soldiers fired several live rounds at the car, and then repeatedly assaulted Snobar, including hitting him with rifle-butts, inflicting serious wounds, but did not attempt to abduct him or move him to an Israeli medical center.

    Palestinian medics were called to the scene and provided the seriously wounded young man with vital first aid before rushing him to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah.

    Initial reports indicated that the young man was shot in his car, but eyewitnesses confirmed he was not injured by the bullets, but instead, all his wounds were inflicted by the soldiers who constantly assaulted him.

    Dr. Ahmad al-Bitwati, the head of Ramallah Medical Complex in Ramallah, told Palestine TV that Snobar was not shot, but was constantly struck by the soldiers on the back neck, and his head, and confirmed that he died because of these serious wounds.

    Al-Bitawi added that the Palestinian was already dead when the Palestinian ambulance arrived at the medical center.

    On Saturday evening, the soldiers closed Beit Iksa and Qalandia roadblocks, north of Jerusalem, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing in both directions.

    The soldiers searched dozens of cars and interrogated many Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, before the army invaded the al-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, and chased many young men.

    Israeli sources quoted the army claiming that pipe bombs were hurled at the Qalandia terminal, causing no injuries or damage and that an army sapper was called to the scene.